8 Nutrition Tips for New Mothers from Nutty Kitchen

What prompted this post you ask? Well, some of you may know, we went to visit our brand new beautiful nephew this past weekend and got to see our brother and sister-in-law. They are all super happy and looking great, but of course we could not help ourselves and throw in a little Nutty Kitchen…

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Demystify Okra

We have loved Okra for long time. We like ours slimy and non slimy. There are different ways to prepare it, according to taste.  So before we share a couple of interesting ways to make it we thought it important to tell you just a little about this little gem. So what’s in an Okra:…

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Demystify Tamarind

What is Tamarind?..you ask. It is an absolutely superb fruit which grows on tall trees in South America, Asia and North Africa. The pods are about five inches long and contain seeds and a pulp that become sour when dried. The pulp of the fruit is the main portion of tamarind used in food production. When…

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Beets, Beets, Beets

We love beets, white with red swirly ones (candy-cane), yellow ones, dark red ones…we love them all. They not only taste amazing, but they are super nutritious too. Beets are high in folic acid (great for pregnant women), potassium, calcium and antioxidants (betacyanin, which is what gives beets their rich red color.). Now the beets…

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Jicama Root

We haven’t introduced a new vegetable in a while, so today, we wanted to invite you to try some Jicama. It is readily available and it excellent raw or cooked. So what is Jicama? Jicama is the edible starchy, tuberous root of a South American vine of the morning glory family, and is sometimes called a Mexican…

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Roasted Pepita Encrusted Shrimp Salad

Today we’d like to introduce a very quickly prepared meal that you could serve as Hors d’oeuvre or on a salad for lunch or dinner as we show here in our picture.  You can prepare this meal or appetizer in less than 5 minutes and you will enjoy all the health benefits and nutrition that…

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Pan-fried Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potatoes

We love Mediterranean cuisine and the aromatic qualities of Rosemary. A little twig just seems to enhance each delicious bite. Today we wanted to show you how easy it is to grow Rosemary in your front yard, backyard, really anywhere. As most of you know, we live in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, where temperatures can climb…

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Rosemary Roasted Sunchokes

Today we would like to introduce an oldie, but a goodie, the Sunchoke.  It is commonly known as “Jerusalem Artichoke“, but is actually a native of the United States.  Surprisingly enough, it is a species of sunflower and is classified as a tuber.  The taste varies in preparation.  If peeled and eaten raw it most…

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Acorn Squash Cream Soup with Bacon

We love a good squash, butternut, spaghetti, acorn, etc. Today we would like to share our Acorn Squash Cream Soup topped with yummy crunchy bacon. Mark Sisson calls Acorn squash a smart fuel, and duly so.  This soup is fabulous warm or served chilled on a hot day for lunch.  Either way, it is incredibly…

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Thai Bananas in Coconut Milk (Kluai Nam Wa) Paleo-ized

These last few days have been incredibly busy, thus the late post.  So as a reward for your patience, we thought it pertinent to share a dessert with you. 🙂 It is super delicious, very easy to make, has no added sugar and can be enjoyed warm or cold.  As many of you know, we…

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